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Anti-gay US military law on verge of repeal

Key votes on Capitol Hill have cleared the way for repeal of the policy that prohibits gay and lesbian people from serving openly in the US military.

29th May, 2010

Key votes on Capitol Hill have cleared the way for repeal of the policy that prohibits gay and lesbian people from serving openly in the US military.

The existing policy is known as ‘‘don’t ask, don’t tell’’ (DADT), because it permits gay people to be members of the military so long as their orientation does not become known. It was regarded as an unsatisfactory compromise by almost everyone when it came into force under President...

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